Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome Home

We were so fortunate that, while Shane, Lola and I were all in the hospital, Shane's mom and dad were able to stay at our house with our boys. The boys had a blast with Grandma 'Nette and Grandpa! And we are so appreciative of them coming and taking such good care of our little men while we were gone.

Monday, when we got home, we were greeted by a very special sign that
everyone had helped make for us!

The boys were in absolute awe of Lola as soon as they saw her.

After giving lots and lots (and lots and lots) of hugs and kisses to our boys, we decided it was time for everyone to get acquainted!

While Mommy was still giving boys kisses, the boys began greeting their little sis!

Everyone got their turn to hold her. E started off....he was so excited!

Cameron could stand it no longer and climbed up to get a closer look....
....and then Colin joined the group!
{Oh, my first shot of my whole gang!}
We paused for a minute to get our very first family shots of the six of us

Then, it was Cameron's turn to love on his sister.
{He still wants to hold her every second...he loves it!}

The boys shared a giggle over how teeny Lola was....

Such a proud big brother!

After waiting very patiently, Colin finally got his turn.

Both Grandmas were salivating while the boys took their turns--
but they eventually got theirs, too!

Grandma MJ with the gang

Grandma 'Nette and Lola

It was a wonderful homecoming. We missed the boys so much, and it was so great to see them interact with their sister!

So far, we have not had any jealousy issues. Ethan (who I was most worried about because of Lola taking his place as 'the baby') just seems to think that he is one of the big boys, and therefore, his place in the family is still secure. Which is certainly true!

Everyone is loving her tremendously....we are so, so blessed!


Unknown said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful. What great pictures. She is so lucky to have such adorable big brothers.

The Swenson Family :) said...

OHHH MY GOSH....Can I just tell you....SHE IS SO PRECIOUS and BEAUTIFUL and TINY!!! and there is just pure joy on the boys' faces :) :) :) :)

Your family looks PERFECT!!!!!! All six of you....crazy!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Julie said...

LOVE her. SO precious. And the boys' grins?? PRICELESS!!

And again - how do you look so fantastic just days after giving birth?

Mamasita Chimichanga said...

I swear it just gets more and more fun having babies BECAUSE Of the siblings' interaction with the new babe! I love seeing my "big" kids with the little ones. It's such a joy that can't be explained until you have it happen!

We have never had any jealousy issues with our kids. I think as long as Mom and Dad handle the situation right, there should be no problem! You can see the complete joy in your boys' faces! I am sure you have a lot of little helpers these days!

Little Lola is such a sweetheart!

Kacy =)

asplashofsunshine said...

Such a gorgeous family! Congratulations! She looks like she fits right in with her brothers. Enjoy every moment.

Nic said...

Your whole Family is Adorable! You guys are so very blessed =)

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Karie said...

The boys are soooo big. Seriously. Ethan has grown up so much. We miss you guys. Waiting for pic's on both rooms :)

Mindy said...

SOOOO sweet!!! Love these

Kathy said...

Um. How did I not already comment on this?! Totally thought I did. Totally smiling while looking at those sweet pictures. Totally thrilled for you D.

She. Is. Beautiful!!! {And you couldn't disown her for anything!}

Absolutely makes my heart smile. Praying for you all as you soak up this wonderful time.